It was late on a Friday afternoon when a Texas man who had just finished working on his truck outside his suburban home suddenly found himself in a fight for his life. Authorities say the 29-year-old resident of the Mission Bend neighborhood near Houston was confronted by an assailant with a gun who had casually crossed the street, walked up, pulled his weapon, and tried to force the victim back into the house.
That’s when the victim fought back — even with his hands tied behind his back — and in the struggle took a shot to the leg. Reportedly, the bullet narrowly missed, severing a critical blood vessel whose rupture could have caused the man to bleed to death. After the shot rang out, the victim crawled desperately toward the street where he tried to get the attention of passing motorists. The shooter casually walked away.
Surveillance video has been released by the man’s girlfriend in the hope that the images of the attacker will help lead to his arrest. By clicking on the video above, you can watch a report by KHOU-TV on the broad-daylight attack and the shooting victim’s heroic fight against his assailant.
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Authorities say the unidentified victim of the assault is recovering from his wound.